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Dec 2, 2009 9:26 AM by Jamie Smith

FDA warns no such thing as a healthy tan

With cold weather upon us, many people may be tempted to turn to indoor tanning to stay bronzed through the dark winter months.

The FDA is warning consumers though, there is no such thing as a healthy tan. Ultraviolet light from indoor tanning beds pose serious dangers. Studies show indoor tanning increases the risk for skin cancer, especially among those who start at a young age and visit tanning beds often.

Just this summer a branch of the world health organization moved tanning beds to the highest cancer risk category.

 

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